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We are going to get some, if
not all of your grocery trade,
if quality and prices are con
sidered. We firmly believe
the public wants good goods,
clean and at close prices
Our own make
Kingsford starch per Pkg .. -8c
Arm & Hammer soda per Pkg. 7c
10c pkg of cocoanut per pkg... 6c
Bakei 'b Cocoa lb cans 2 2
Baker'b chocolate per lb -38c
Yeast Foam per pkg 4c
Richelieu Corn |3c
Richelieu Peas 13c
Richelieu Tomatoes 14c
OC lbs Cane Granulated Gl OE
LJ Sugar for O
hen ordered ltli $5 00 of other
2 5 lbs Cane Gran Sugar flQ ftp
and 2 5 5c Baker* ChecksOZ ZO
(w hen ordered v\ ltli $5 00 of other
Sugar for JDiUU
(when ordered with $5.00 of other
Richelieu Pancake Flour
per package 10c
Richelieu Buckwheat Flour
per package 10c
Real Estate Transfers.
Dec. 2—State of Minnesota to
Andrew S. Johnson, ne£ of nej, sec.
16, 40 a.
Dec. 5—W. L. and V. C. Hans
berger to James A. Hansberger,
und. 1-3 of sw£ and of w§ of nw£,
sec. 35, 240 a $3040.
Mulhall, w£ of swi. swj of nwi,
sej of sw£, sec. 15 e& of sej, sec.
16, 240 a $1.
Dec. 1—Vaughn Inez Crawford,
Blanche Estellaand Le Roy Goveroe
to Maitha Anna Crawford, sej of
nwi, lot 2, sec 2 n| of swj of
sej, sec. 2 of R. R. r. o. w., and
nei of sei, n. of r. o. w., sec. 3,
unplatted parts to Village of Pen
nock, $1.
Oyster Crackers
Soda Crackers
Graham Crackers per package 8c
Oatmeal Crakers
Ginger Snaps
Soda Crackers (in boxes) per lb 6c
Sugar Cookies 1
Assorted Cookies
Ash't Jumbles
per lb 8c
in Boxes
Dec. 1—Frank A. Walker to John
Bakery Goods
We use the best of material,
best of workmanship, and
bake in the most improved
brick oven, consequently, can
give you the BEST of goods.
Nut Cakes 15c
Angel Food 15c and 2 5
Macaroons, per lb 3 0
Lady Fingers, per lb
Fig and Cocoanut Squares
Layer Cakes
Parker Finger Rolls, doz..
Sugared Doughnuts, doz.
Thousands of Pounds of Xmas
Candies will soon be on display.
The biggest assortment and the
largest stock ever seen in this* city.
Candies For Everybody!
An Immense Line of FANCY BOXES
Ranging in Price From
20c to $3.00 a Box
Watch Our Window Display!
Dec 5—Anders Olson Henjum to
Hans E. and Ole K. Hauge, lots 1
and 2, sec. 20 swj of nwi, sec. 21,
130 57 a., $5000.
Dec. 4—Joseph H. Neer to J. E.
Smithson, w£ of nej, sec. 17, 80 a.,
Dec. 4—A. H. Olsness to H. P.
Martinson, 40 a. in ncrtheast cor
ner of nwi of swi, sec. 30, $350.
Dec. 1—John A. Johnson to Olof
Swenson, lots 5 and 6, bl. 55, $400.
Dec. 3—John H. Townley to
William J. Wegner, lots 11 and 12,
bl. 3, Leighton's 2nd add., $i400.
Dec. 3—Olof A. Ferring to Rob
ert M. Whitmus, lots 5 and 6, bl.
6, Ferring's add,
Dec 4—Nels Erickson to Alfred
E*twick, lot 7, sec. 11 eh of sei, Our prices nrean money in your
exc. 1 a., sec. 10, 104 a., $4000. ipockets. Don miss the opportun-
Dec 4-Nels Erickson to Alfred ity of attending this Great Salvage
Estwick, part of lot 1, sec. 23, 5 a., Sale of "The Fair' stock. We
$^60. mean business.
Chas. F. Malison lewis Olsen
We are now prepared to pay a high
er price for good lots of Minnesota
caught furs than any other party.
Give us a fair trial and be convinc
ed. We buy all FURS that have a cash
market value and will always allow
you the benefit of any advance in the
market prices. We will pay you a flat
(average) price for your RATS and
SKUNKS that will net you more cash
than you can get from the party that
grades your Rats, allowing you a high
price for a few large skins and then
cheating you on grade.
Parties wishing to ship us FURS
can bill same to Kandiyohi, Minn. We
will pay the express and on large
shipments of $50 and up we will hold
same five days for shippers' approval
when requested at time shipment is
made. For good lots of fur delivered
at our home we will pay 5 per cent
over regular price.
Muskra 18 to 22 cents
Mink $2.50 to $5.00
Skunk 6010 90 cents
Fox $2.50 to $5.00
& Olsen
Postoif Ice Address: Alwater, R. D. Route No. 6.
Express Office: Kandiyohi, Minn.
Will be at KANDIYOHI. Saturday, December 12, at Kroona's
Hardware S'ore, and at AT WATER, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Alfred C.
Anderson's Shop, ID rear of building formerly occupied by Leon
ard Johnson.
The Din has Ceased.
Today at noon Willmar advanced
one step further towards true met
ropolitanism, for at that time all
the tomtoms, bells and triangles
that have been employed by hostel
ries and restaurants along Pacific
avenue sounded for the last time.
Ever since the beginning of time—
as far as Willmar is concerned—
these earsplitting and airsplitting
devices have been calling the eary
travelers 'attention to the fact that
they are or ought to be hungry,
and with irritating, persistence
and painful regularity they have
rattled away day after day, night
after night, till finally one day no*
very long ago somebody asked the
men behind the noise why they dia
it. Why? That's it! The first
man didn't know, so he asked his
neighbor and when he didn't know
and his neighbor didn't, they gave
it up. Yes, siree, and now the
poor intsruments have been rele
gated to a dark corner in some
museum among other relics of bar
Seriously speaking, this noise has
been most annoying and absolutely
useless and more than one travelei
has expressed his surprise that
Willmar has retained it so long.
From now on the hotel and restaur
ant proprietors will spend the time
and energy which they hitherto
have wasted upon the tomtoms, in
looking after customers who ate
anxious to get served.
Minnesota Roadmakers Meet.
The firtt annual meeting of the
Minnesota Roadmakers' Association
will be held under the auspices ol
the State Highway Commission in
the Representative chamber of the
old capitol in St. Paul, Dec. 15, 16
and 17, commencing at 10 a. m.
It is the desire of the Commis
sion that all persons interested in
the betterment of our road system
avail themselves of this opportunity
to meet and consult on all matter*
pertaining road construction and
maintenance. Boards and county
commissioners, city and village
councils, commercial clubs and oth
er public bodies are requested tc
send representatives and take part
in the discussions. County survey
ors, road superintendents and road
overseers are especially advised to
attend this meeting.
A question box will be a promi
nent feature of this convention and
those who desire discussion on an.\
subject pertaining to road work aie
urged to communicate with the sec
retary before the date of the meet
ing, that the matter be given con
The program which will be pre
pared before the opening of the
convention will provide for consid
eration of the following subjects
Road Drainage, Construction and
Maintenance, Steel and Concrete
Bridge and Culvert Construction
and Legislation.
Some of the bes*- authorities in
this country on road building, road
laws, and steel and concrete bridge
ana culvert work, have been pro
cured for this meeting and will
speak on their special subjects.
Pennock, Dec. 8.—Mr. and Mrs.
Ewing left for their home at Kan
sas last Wednesday, after spending
a couple of weeks with the latter's
parents here.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Holmgren re
turned last Thursday from South
Dakota, where they had been visit
ing relatives and friends.
Willie Erickson left for Minnea
polis Friday to spend a few days.
Mrs. O. B. Olson has been spend
ing a few days at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. C. A. Bergman.
Mrs. John Olson of North Dakota
has been visiting for a few days
with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Berg
Gust Fyrk of Devils Lake, N. D.,
is spending a few days with rela
tives and friends.
A. W. Bergstrom left for the
cities last Saturday to see the Ad
vance Threshing Co. on some busi
Jett Alvig from Willmar has
been visiting at the E. L. Thorpe
home for a few days.
I The young people of Pennock will
have a basket social Saturday even
ing at the hall. The proceeds will
go towards fixing up the church.
Everybody come and help a good
H. G. Floren made a business
trip to the cities Saturday.
We have had a nice and clean
show here for nine evenings.
Everybody enjoyed it and had a
hearty laugh
R. Rasmuson is s.niling very
pleasantly over the arrival of a new
comer at his home last week.
FOR TRADE—320 acres of fine
land, every foot can be broke, 8
miles from Antler, a good town on
Canada side close to North Dakota
line. Will trade for Minnesota or
Wisconsin farm and pay difference.
A. H. Brown. 43f
The Minneapolis Salvage Co. are
price smashers. Come in ar see
what they are doing at "The Fair"
store, Willmar.
FOUND—A ladies pocketbook.
Same may be had by cabing on
Conductor Eastman and proving
property. 43
I Say, go to "The Fair" store,
Willmar. where the Big Closing
Out Sale is now going on by tbe
£f Minneapolis Salvage Company.
Engineer George P. Irvin Killed in the Cab, His Head Striking a
Bridge Support While Leaning 0ntf and the Coast Train
Rushing Into Minneapolis at a Terrific Speed.
George P. Irvin, who lived at
Willmar about 14 years ago, run
ning as engineer on the Breckenridge
division, was accidentally killed
Monday afternoon near Robinsdale,
while in charge as engineer of the
Great Northern Oriental Limited.
The following account of the acci
dent is taken from yesterday's Min
neapolis Tribune:
"The throttle clinched in the
viselike grip of a senseless and dy
ing engineer, who lay half out of
the cab window, blood streaming
from a ghastly wound in his head,
the Oriental Limited, the crack
train of the Great Northern rail
road, tore into the city limits of
Minneapolis late yesterday after
"Past speed-warning signs, gates
and semaphores it rushed at a ter
rific speed, while 250 home-coming
passengers from the west began to
don their fur coats expectantly for
the moment that would land them
among waiting friends—all uncon
scious of their danger.
"Half a mile outside the station
the fireman, appalled at the terrific
speed, shouted at the engineer.
No answer —then he turned and
saw his chief's face covered with
blood. He leaped across the cab
and, prying apart the nerveless
fingers in their death dutch on the
neartstrmgs of the great machine,
muled back the throttle and ran
the string of Pullman's into Clear
water Junction.
"There he detached the train and,
in a race with death, drove the en
gine to the Minneapolis & St. Louis
Jepot. Pale and haggard, he
Jropped from the engine and shout
ed for help—but too late. The vet
eran of the throttle breathed his
last as he was lifted from the cab.
"The accident which cost Engi
neer George P. Irvin, 676 Wett
Central avenue, St. Paul, his life,
occurred at a feteel bridge about
two miles east of Robbinsdale.
The train was about an hour late
out ot that station, and in an effort
to make up time, he threw the
throttle wide open. Forgetting
caution as the train neared the
bridge, it is believed he stuck hit
head out of the window to look
backward and was struck by one ol
the spans.
"The top of the skull was crushed
and a ghastly wound several inches
in length inflicted. Sinking back
into his seat in a halfreclining po
sition, the dying engineer still kept
bis grip on the throttle, unnoticed
by the sweat grimed firman, Ru
dolph Doerr, Spaulding Hotel, Si
Paul, who was furiously stoking
coal into the roaring maw of the
steel monster.
"For nearly four miles the en
gine rushed on and then the acci
dent was noticed simultaneously by
the fireman and Brakeman Bert W
Westcott, 474 Wabasha street, St.
Paul, who, alarmed at the furiout
progress thru the city limits, looked
out and saw part of the engineer'*
limp figure hanging from the cab.
He threw on the airbrakes as Fire
man Doerr leaped at the throttle
and a disastrous wreck was thus
"The train was stopped and
Brakeman Westcott and Conductor
Edward Marston ran forward to the
engine. The train was then put in
motion and ran to Clearwater Junc
tion with the fireman at the
throttle, where the engine was de
tached and the losing race with
death begun.
"The body of the dead engineer
was taken to the undertaking rooms
of M. J. Gill, 255 Second avenue
south, where it was viewed by the
coroner. His verdict was "death
due to accident."
"It was late in the afternoon
when the waiting family in the
Central avenue home was notified.
Sorrowing officials, high in the
mechanical operating department
of the great Northern railway,
waited to break the news gently
and express their sympathy for the
wife, who was told of her husband's
death before the sad tidings were
made known to the children.
"The dead engineer was one of
the old-timers in the employ of the
railway company and during his 18
years of service his record was un
blemished. He was 55 years old,
and leaves a wife and three chil
dren, Catherine, 21, James, 18, and
Helen, 14 years of age also an
aged mother, two sisters and a
brother, residing at Reoba, N. Y.,
a brother at Angelica, N. Y., a
brother at Rochester, N. Y., and a
brother at Sunbury, N. Y.
"None of the family came to
Minneapolis last night, but they
will do so early this morning."
It will be remembereed that Ir
vin was engineer on the passenger
train that about six years ago
backed into a freight near Pennock,
killing three passengers in the ca
boose. At that time westbound
train No. 3 was scheduled to stop
at Pennock, and finding after hav
ing run by that he had a passenger
for that station, Conductor Deva
ney signalled Irvin to buck up. In
the meantime the local east bound
freight, which had taken the side
track at Pennock to allow the pas
senger to pass, had started to back
up to get on the mam line. As a
tesult, the passenger crashed into
the caboose, and three of the pas
sengers in it were killed. The
next day, on the return trip, the
coupling pin between the engine
and tender broke and Charles Pat
ton, the fireman, fell between the
tracks, was run over and killed.
These accidents so completely un
nerved Engineer Iivin that he took
a long layoff from his duties.
Again we are called upon to
chronicle the death of a Kandiyohi
county pioneer. This time it was
Torjus Thoison who answered the
final summons. He died at the
home of his son, Anton Thorson,
four miles east of Willmar, about
11 o'clock Monday evening. The
cause of death was old age, de
ceased being more than 84 years
jld at the time of his passing away.
He had been ailing for the last
three years, gradually becoming
more feeble, and during the last
three weeks he was confined to his
bed, tenderly cared for by his
daughter Tomine and others of his
uear and dear ones.
The funeral will take place Fri
day afternoon. Services will be
conducted by Rev. Andersen at the
house at one o'clock, and at 2.30
the funeral sermon will be preached
oy Rev. Michaelson at the Lutheran
Free church, of which deceased was
a member. The last sad rites will
be conducted by Rev. Andersen at
the Synod cemetery where the re
mains will be interred.
Torjus Thorson was born npar
Grimstad, Norway, August 13,1824
He left his native land in 1847 and
upon his arrival in this country
went to Port Washington, Wis.,
where he lived until in 1872, when
he moved to this county, buying
the J. A. Jacobson farm in town of
Kandiyohi. About 12 years ago he
sold his property to his son Anton,
with whom he lived until his death.
On July 12, 1851, he married Gun
vor ONon, and they lived to cele
brate their golden wedding in 1901.
Mrs. Thorson died March 20, 1905.
Their union was blessed with
twelve children, seven of whom
preceded them in death. Two boys
and three girls died when small,
and two daughters, Sophie and Mrs.
Jalmar Larson, about 20 years
ago. Those who are left to mourn
Chistmas Gifts
We have a full line of Christmas gifts for ladies, gentlemen
and children. Let us suggest a few articles
Fine Pearl Handled Knives Jack Knives
Embroidery cissors Fancy Scissors
Gillette and Star Safety Razors Shaving Soap, Razor Straps
Utah Solid Metal Knives, Forks and Spoons of all hinds
Keen Kutter Shears, Pocket Knives and Razors
Carving Sets thefinestin the city Nickeled Tea and Coffee Pots
Granite Iron Tea Kettles, Coffee and Tea Pots Children's Sleds
"Majestic" Steel Ranges "Radiant Home" Heating Stoves
"White Lily" Washing Machines Bread Makers, Food Choppers
Lisk Roasting Pans Skates Asbestos Sad Irous
Nut Picks, Nut Crackers Carpenter Tools of all kinds
Wringers and other articles too numerous to mention
are the following: two daughters,
Mrs. T. O. Bakken of Evansville
and Miss Tomine, who stays at
home three sons, Elmer N., for
several years a hardware merchant
at Spcier but now located at Han
cock, and Theodore and Anton, who
live in Kandiyohi a brother and a
sister in Norway, and a sister, Mrs.
Bakken of Evansville, who is at
present very ill.
Arthur Hagen died Saturday af
ternoon at the home of Rev. E. E.
Gynild at Point Lake, about six
miles north-east of the city. Con
sumption was the cause of death,
deceased having been afflicted with
the dread malady since last spring.
The funeral took place this after
noon, services being held at the
house at oie o'clock and at the
Eagle Lake Lutheran Free church
at two o'clock. The remains were
laid at rest in the adjoining ceme
Arthur Hagen was born in Min
neapolis and was a son of the late
J. Hagen, who died about four
years ago. The Hagens moved up
here from Minneapclis a number of
years ago and took up their resi
dence near Point Lake. Arthur
lived with his parents until a few
years ago, when be became connect
ed with a shade and curtain whole
sale house in Minneapolis as travel
ing salesman, a position which he
kept as long as he was able to work.
He is survived by his mother, one
brother, George, of Superior, Wis.,
and two sisters, Mrs. Julius Peter
son, who lives in North Dakota,
and Mrs. E. E. Gynild.
Winter is here, and hard coal
costs 9.50 per ton, but by getting
a "Radiant Home" double heater
you can save at least 40 per cent of
your fuel bill. Therefore, before
purchasing a heater, call on OHS
BERG, SELVIG & CO. and tl ey
will convince you that what they
say is the straight fact, and they
are willing to back it with hard
cash. Yours truly,
It's worth while asking for
"Hickory" Brand Rubbers and
Overshoes. They are long wearing
—Always giving satisfaction. Ask
your dealer. St. Paul_Rubber Co.,
Distributors. 406
Come and see the Big Sale of
merchandise put on by the Minnea
polis Salvage Company at "The
Fair" store, Willmar.
Miss Ida Olson went to Pennock
today fcr a few days' visit with
Miss Lydia Carlberg.
Or at least spend it where
you are assured that every
cent you do spend, will give
=you the
Memorial Service.
The local Elk lodge held a mem
orial service in honor of their de
parted brothers last Sunday after
noon at the opera house. The cere
monies incident to the service were
conducted in accordance with the
ritual of the lodge and were wit
nessed not only by Elks and their
families but also by a number of
other Willmar citizens. Rev. Ho
ratio Gates offered prayer, and af
ter a vocal solo, "O Dry Those
Tears," beautifully sung by Miss
Jessie Williams, the memorial ex
ercises were conducted by the lodge
officers. Prof. N. B. Swalin then
played a fine violin solo, "Ave Ma
ria." Rev. Gates in a brief eubgy
spoke of the departed brothers, with
a special reference to W. L. Crosby,
whose death occurred September
?9th last. He was followed by
Atty. John M. Rees, from Lodge
No. 44, Minneapolis, who delivered
the memorial address. After his
eloquent address, Philip Gates sang
a sacred song, followed by the sing
ing of the doxology by the lodge
and the audience, whereupon Rev.
Gates pronounced the benediction.
The services were in charge of
the officers of the lodg-. They are:
Geo. W. Tyler, Exalted Ruler
Geo. W. Johnson, Esteemed Lead
ing Knight Henry Rice, Esteemed
Loyal Knight A. Bakke, secretary
W. J. Pinney, treasurer L. M.
Crosby, Tyler F. E. Ackerman, Es
quire Horatio Gates, Chaplain H.
J. Ramsett, Inner Guard W. E.
Tew, Geo. Winney, Gudmund Kar
wand, trustees.
The names of the brothers who
have passed away from this life
were printed on the first page of a
memorial booklet which was dis
tributed among those present.
ZINE requires the service of a man
in Willmar to look after expiring
subscriptions and to secure new
business by means of special meth
ods unusually effective position
permanent prefer one with experi
ence, but woud consider any appli
cant with good natural qualifica
tions salary $1.50 per day, with
commission option. Address, with
references, R. C. Peacock, Room
102, Success Magazine Bldg., New
York. 36
Christmas Trees
and Holly
from us. We will have on
hand a large assortment of
large and small trees. Also
We also have a fine line of

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